Monmouth Court says OK to ask for info vs. records

Is asking for information versus a specific record(s) grounds for denial under OPRA? A Monmouth County Court said NO, at least in the case of certain employee information sought pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-10, specifically “an individual’s name, title, position, salary, Continue Reading →

Retention policy needed for public agencies’ text messages

In June 2016, NJFOG wrote to the State’s Records Management Services Bureau / Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services (RMS/DORES), formerly known as the Division of Archives and Records Management (DARM), to inquire if a retention policy existed for text Continue Reading →

State blocked in “prior restraint” case against The Trentonian

UPDATE (5/2/17): SPJ-NJ reports that last week a NJ Appellate Court denied the NJ Attorney General’s request to reinstate a gag order against The Trentonian newspaper and reporter Isaac Avilucea. “Prior restraints on speech and publication are the most serious Continue Reading →